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Database Design for Mere Mortals™: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design, Second Edition by Michael J. Hernandez

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Defining the Mission Objectives

To expand upon the overview in the previous chapter, mission objectives are statements that represent the general tasks supported by the data maintained in the database. Each mission objective represents a single task. These mission objectives provide information that you'll use throughout the database-design process. For example, mission objectives help you define table structures, field specifications, relationship characteristics, and views. They also help you establish data integrity and define business rules. Finally, mission objectives guide your development efforts and ensure that your final database structure supports the mission statement.

Well-Written Mission Objectives

A well-written mission ...

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